Brian Purcell scored two tries in the final 15 minutes of the match, and UVU pulled away late for a 46-24 win over Utah State in the Division I-AA college rugby championship match Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The Big 12 Conference is expected to announce the addition of Utah Valley and five other teams from the Western Wrestling Conference as affiliate members in May, with the intent to join the league in advance of the 2015-16 season.
There are plenty of candidates for the head basketball coaching position at schools like Utah State and Utah Valley University. But in both cases this week, a strong connection to the local community won out.
UVU officially announced Mark Pope as its new head coach at a press conference Tuesday afternoon, just hours after the former BYU assistant coach had gone through a team meeting and workout with his squad of players on campus.
Tyrell Corbin led a balanced attack and Cal State Bakersfield closed the game with a 13-1 run to defeat Utah Valley State 55-40 on Thursday to advance to the semifinals in the Western Athletic Conference tournament.
Jalen Moore had 14 points and seven rebounds, including the game-winning jumper from just inside the arc with 22 seconds remaining, as the Aggies moved rallied to top the Wolverines, 50-47, in front of 6,121 fans at the UCCU Center in Orem.